The image shows the legs of a BFC Ink doll wearing a pair of handmade socks which have been sewn out of a pair of underwear. The overlay says "DIY Doll Socks" and if you go to ChellyWood.com, you'll find a free tutorial video that explains, step-by-step, how to make your own doll socks from underpants. This is one of dozens of easy-to-follow instructional DIY videos along with hundreds of free doll clothes sewing patterns which can be found at Chelly Wood dot com.

What to do with your bored kids during the quarantine? Make doll socks! #boredkids #quarantine

How do you entertain your bored kids during the COVID-19 quarantine? I have an idea… Got any undies with holes in them? Or pairs of unmentionables your kids have outgrown? Why not make them into a pair of doll socks? But please… MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN first! 😀 Today’s super easy craft project requires very little sewing skill, but just to be sure you … Continue reading What to do with your bored kids during the quarantine? Make doll socks! #boredkids #quarantine

The image shows Enderman from Minecraft. This is an easy-to-sew felt cube with a free printable PDF sewing pattern, which you can download at ChellyWood.com as a PDF file. The Enderman character is trademarked, so this is an "unofficial" pattern, designed by patern designer Chelly Wood. You can make this felt Enderman character or other Minecraft characters into a foot sack, hackey sack (hacky sack) or plush toy using a simple free pattern and felt. Go to ChellyWood.com for this and other fun craft projects for boys and girls to make / sew with felt.

Sewing With Boys: Make a Minecraft (unofficial) felt character w/FREE Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #momofboys #craftymom

Yes, you’ve seen this tutorial and pattern before. I apologize for the repeat. I have some new stuff to post this week, but with the Covid-19 Lockdown, a lot of people are home with their kids right now. This free pattern offers you something fun to do with both boys and girls, and all it requires is a little felt with a needle and thread! … Continue reading Sewing With Boys: Make a Minecraft (unofficial) felt character w/FREE Patterns @ ChellyWood.com #momofboys #craftymom

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials for making clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows the fabric of a doll's skirt trimmed in blue ric rac, which gives it a jagged, scalloped edge. The overlay says, "Ric rac questions answered" and offers the website: ChellyWood.com.

What is rickrack trim? And how do you use it? @ChellyWood.com #dollclothes #sewingtutorials

  Today’s tutorial video shows you how to use rickrack trim, like the trim shown at the bottom of the Greenbrier doll’s dress below: Today’s tutorial video is actually a re-post, and in fact, I’m planning to take a little time off from these blog posts because it’s my birthday tomorrow. So I hope you don’t mind if I leave for a brief vacation. While I’m … Continue reading What is rickrack trim? And how do you use it? @ChellyWood.com #dollclothes #sewingtutorials

Image shows a Barbie-sized bodice cut from felt. Lace is overlaid on top of the felt bodice. Watermark says: ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

How to design a simple doll dress bodice w/Chelly Wood @ChellyWood.com #dollclothes and #publishing

  It was about this time last year when I first posted this video here on ChellyWood.com. It demonstrates a super easy way to design a dress to fit any doll at all, regardless of her shape or size. It’s a tutorial that gives you a brief taste of the methods I use for designing simple bodices, including how I designed the patterns we’re using … Continue reading How to design a simple doll dress bodice w/Chelly Wood @ChellyWood.com #dollclothes and #publishing

How to Use Ribbon With Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #ribbons for #dollclothes

This week’s easy-to-sew four-inch doll dress uses 1/8 inch ribbon for the dress’s straps, so I thought I’d re-visit one of my tutorials on using ribbon in doll clothes design. Have you ever finished sewing a doll dress and decided your finished product seemed to be missing something? Perhaps that something was a ribbon! As you’ll see in this video, there are lots of great … Continue reading How to Use Ribbon With Doll Clothes @ ChellyWood.com #ribbons for #dollclothes

Visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes that fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image is used in a blog post that answers the question, "What is a seam allowance used for?" The image shows the seam at the shoulder of a doll's shirt from the underside of the garment.

Sewing Tip Tuesday: What is a seam allowance used for? #DollBlogger @ChellyWood1 @ ChellyWood.com

A seam allowance is a bit of extra room that’s given along the edge of a pattern, to allow for the sewist to include seams in a garment and still have it fit the doll properly. Think of it like this… When you’re driving a car, there’s a curb (spelled kerb in some countries) that gives you a little extra sway room at the sides … Continue reading Sewing Tip Tuesday: What is a seam allowance used for? #DollBlogger @ChellyWood1 @ ChellyWood.com

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns and tutorials. The image shows a Spin Master Liv doll fashion doll wearing an apron and standing beside her sewing machine. Beside her is a handmade doll dress on a 1:6 scale dress form mannequin and in the foreground, it says, "How to use a needle threader" with an arrow pointing to a cameo-style needle threader tool used by seamstresses and sewists. The URL provided on the image is chellywood.com.

Sewing Tip Tuesday: How to use a needle threader for #handcrafted #DollClothes using @DritzSewing threaders

In spite of the tiny sewing machine that often appears in my doll clothes tutorial videos, I actually sew a lot of my doll clothes by hand. I find that hand stitching gives you greater control when sewing tiny items. If you’re ever struggling with a sleeve or zipper attachment, I recommend switching from your sewing machine to sewing by hand. It may actually save … Continue reading Sewing Tip Tuesday: How to use a needle threader for #handcrafted #DollClothes using @DritzSewing threaders

The image shows a 1:6 scale sash worn by an Ever After High doll (same size as a Monster High doll), and the sash has the following words embroidered on it: "Votes for Women." The overlay says, "DIY 1:6 scale suffrage sash" and the image also offers the URL of the website where you can find this easy-to-sew project for kids or grown-ups to make: ChellyWood.com (creative commons attribution mark is shown as well, which means you must tell people where you found this video tutorial).

In 2020 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the USA #suffrage #votes4women #embroidery

Today’s video tutorial will show you how to make a “Votes for Women” sash for your 1:6 scale dolls. The following additional tutorials will likely help you with this sewing and embroidery project: Couching stitch (embroidery) How to attach bias tape Whipstitch Backstitch How to sew snaps on fabric If you’re looking for a fun project that teaches a child or a beginning sewist how … Continue reading In 2020 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the USA #suffrage #votes4women #embroidery

Image shows a caucasian person's fingers holding fabric that has been decorated with an array of bright-colored flowers. Overlay says, "How to Buy Fabric" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com

Tips for Buying Fabric for Sewing Doll Clothes on #BlackFriday — Let’s #Shop for #SewingSupplies!

It’s Black Friday here in the US, so what better day to re-post my video tutorial on How to Shop for Fabric when sewing doll clothes? As you know, I’ve been posting free printable doll clothes PDF sewing patterns and linking to old tutorial videos so you can make this 18″ doll’s clothing ensemble, which makes a fantastic Christmas gift for any little girl who … Continue reading Tips for Buying Fabric for Sewing Doll Clothes on #BlackFriday — Let’s #Shop for #SewingSupplies!

The image shows a smartphone with a doll clothes pattern shown on the screen. The overlay says "how to find" and this image accompanies a blog post and video tutorial showing you how to navigate ChellyWood.com a website that offers lots of free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes.

How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Smartphone or Tablet Method

This website is best known for its free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes. It also offers free printable sewing patterns for craft projects and free tutorial videos for embroidery. (Click those links for easy access.) Today’s tutorial is designed to help you navigate ChellyWood.com’s new layout, using your mobile device (tablet, smartphone, etc.). If you’re more comfortable using a desktop or laptop computer, please … Continue reading How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Smartphone or Tablet Method

This image shows a laptop computer open to a printable PDF of a doll clothes pattern. The overlay says "How to Find" and the title of the video that accompanies this YouTube video header is "How to find free doll clothes patterns online." This tutorial video will show you how to navigate ChellyWood.com, one of the most comprehensive doll clothes pattern websites on the Internet, offering free printable doll clothes patterns for dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Laptop or Desktop Method

This website is best known for its free, printable sewing patterns for doll clothes. It also offers free printable sewing patterns for craft projects and free tutorial videos for embroidery. (Click those links for easy access.) Today’s tutorial is designed to help you navigate ChellyWood.com’s new layout, using your desktop or laptop computer. If you’re more comfortable using a cell phone / smartphone / tablet … Continue reading How to Find Free Doll Clothes Patterns Online: Laptop or Desktop Method

Image shows a little doll seated at her sewing machine. Behind her is a doll-sized ironing board. Her tiny, pale blue coffee cup sits at the ready near her sewing machine. The overlay says, "ChellyWood.com free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes."

How to Sew a Shirt Collar w/ Professor Pincushion #FridayFollow

Today’s video tutorial is not my own, but it is used with permission. It was made by Professor Pincushion. On YouTube, you can find helpful links in the description of this video, including links to the patterns you could use to make the shirt shown in the video. If you haven’t heard of Professor Pincushion, you should really navigate over to her website. She offers … Continue reading How to Sew a Shirt Collar w/ Professor Pincushion #FridayFollow